01 July 2014 12:00 AM
23 June 2014 11:03 AM
British newspapers have long had a snooty attitude towards this country’s £20bn-a-year advertising industry. Better to avoid mentioning it all than bite the hand that feeds, might be a summary of how most editors feel, despite the fact that advertising is something the Brits are good at.
08 June 2014 01:01 PM
Bookmaker received a furious backlash on Twitter over 'disgraceful' stunt - but says images were elaborate computer-generated fakes
14 May 2014 10:19 PM
Viewers were worried the advert was targeting vulnerable people
09 April 2014 08:56 PM
Shannon Bradley-Colleary, a blogger who writes about body image issues, has started an E-petition to convince Yves Saint Laurent’s CEO Francesca Bellettini to stop using “seemingly malnourished” models in the brand’s advertisements.
09 April 2014 09:10 AM
Advertising Standards Authority said TV campaign created confusion and was misleading
08 March 2014 12:00 AM
'Mmm, Danone." As I watch another Gok Wan-fronted advert for Activia yogurt, I know what's coming. It's always there, right at the end. "Mmm, Danone." It's a sound that usually washes over me, but I suddenly became intrigued by this pseudo-sexy appreciation of a multinational food corporation. How did it come about? Who wrote that three-note melody? How long did it take them? Do they get paid whenever it's broadcast? And if so, how much?
05 March 2014 11:55 PM
Colonel Sanders isn't anti-Christian! KFC advert cleared of offending Christians after 30 people complain campaign 'mocked religion'
05 March 2014 09:44 AM
The complainants argued that it mocked a key element of Christian worship
01 March 2014 02:16 PM
Concerns that a generation of children are being schooled in gambling by an explosion in television betting advertisements before the 9pm watershed have led to plans in the House of Lords to derail the Government’s Gambling Bill.
26 February 2014 12:14 AM
Using a cartoon pink pig to encourage you to “treat yourself and a loved one to a weekend away or a slap-up meal” is not a responsible way to flog payday loans, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.
Sexually suggestive e-cigarette advert banished to the late-night TV hinterlands after more than 100 viewers complain
26 February 2014 12:14 AM
An innuendo-laced advertisement for e-cigarettes can only be shown after 11pm because of its apparent reference to oral sex, watchdogs have ruled.
19 February 2014 09:56 AM
The app's developer, Jamster, has been forced to remove the advert from broadcasting after a number of complaints
04 February 2014 12:00 AM
That's one thing to celebrate about the Super Bowl, but more brands need to see using gay characters as the norm.
26 January 2014 12:00 AM
My aversion to buying branded drugs began in childhood with my delight at the grammatical ambiguity of 'Nothing Acts Faster than Anadin'. Designed to gloss over the awkward evidence that all analgesics are equally fast-acting, it ended up asserting that you would get better more quickly if you took no pills at all.
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